The 'big headache': Boehner backed into corner by tea party, Obama
July 26th, 2011
04:26 PM ET
12 years ago

The 'big headache': Boehner backed into corner by tea party, Obama

Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner is in a tough position: between a rock and a hard place, wedged squarely into a corner.

On one side, he has President Obama painting him as a stubborn teenager who is unwilling to meet halfway on the debt ceiling.


Filed under: Debt • Deficit • John Boehner • President Obama
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  1. Russell Brown

    It sounds like some of our leaders are saying
    let the land become impoverished but not its owners.

    July 26, 2011 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  2. Bloom

    "Hey Bloom and Day Of Financial Reckoning. You provide no cogent analysis for your position, which otherwise frankly seems a bit indefensible to the rest of us sentient humans."

    Evidence what has happened since Mr. Hope and no change took office. The country has been sucking wind with unemployment going through the roof and spending more than double already in two years more than the great spender Bush did in 8 years. I don't have to prove anything because its all fact you moron. Oil prices have skyrocked and don't look like they are coming down soon but don't worry we know Obama has a plan he just hasn't written it down. According to the WSJ this morning national debt has risen from 40% in 2008 to 72% next year and rising – this will be the real cause for our downgrade.

    July 26, 2011 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  3. Russell Brown

    maikl we dont have a better choice then president obama
    give him time the president is working hard for you and american
    hope you tell all your friends vote 4moreyears for president obama.
    G-d bless you

    July 26, 2011 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  4. Russell Brown

    Speaker Boehners
    Come Back to your first love,, Jesus
    american knows of your faith in Jesus
    ask jesus to guide you use the word of G-d
    he is watching you and me and everybody else
    pray and let jesus guide you may the father bless
    and keep you mr speaker.

    July 26, 2011 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  5. Ron

    Boehner is finding out what it costs to make deals with the devil! Mitch McConnell and Cantor will learn the same lesson. America is fed up with these clowns embarrassing us. Their "primary objective" should have been to make our country better; not make Obama a one-term president. We will remember all the obstuctionism, all the votes against the middle class, all the support to big corporations and the super wealthy next Nov.

    July 26, 2011 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
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